The Matara-Hambantota section of the Southern Expressway declared open to the public today (24)
The newly constructed extension was ceremoniously declared open by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
With the opening of this new section, the total length of the Southern Expressway becomes 222 kilometers.
The Southern Expressway from Matara to Hambantota is constructed under four phases: Matara – Beliatta, Beliatta – Barawakumbuka, Barawakumbuka – Andarawewa and Andarawewa – Mattala.
The construction of this new section has cost the government Rs 250 million, according to the Road Development Authority (RDA).
Six interchanges have been established at Aparekka, Beliatta, Kasagala, Angunakolapelessa, Barawakumbuka and Sooriyawewa